Residential properties - Wrotham Hill Road
This page lists the residential properties in Wrotham Hill Road which runs from the junction with Tumblefield Road in an easterly direction where it joins Platt House Lane at the junction with Fairseat Lane. The Stansted Parish boundary roughly follows the road and properties in the Parish of Wrotham have been included for completeness.
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Coldharbour is a 16th-century farmhouse (restored) and is prominently shown on maps from about 1800 onwards. It has a presumed Saxon earthwork 100 metres to its north. It is well known for being the home of a local celebrity and eccentric Colonel Alfred Wintle until his death in 1966. It was Grade II listed in 1984.
This farmhouse was built prior to 1789 when it was occupied by Thomas Fulljames, a shopkeeper from Wrotham. In 1841 the farm was run by John Jull and comprised 67 acres of arable land, meadow, and hops. In 1907 76 acres of land (which currently forms Manor Farm) was sold to Sir Philip Waterlow and in 1935 21 acres of land were transferred by Cortlandt and Grace Taylor to enable the creation of Margaret Macmillian Study Centre. By 1941 the farmhouse and remaing land (141 acres) were owned by Lady Nancy Astor and in 1959, she sold the farmland to Laurence Betts, leaving Platt House iteslf with about 4 acres of land. The house was extended in 2004 with the creation of an indoor swimming pool and, at the time of writing in 2022, has just undergone an extensive refurbishment. The Parish boundary runs just to the north and this property is consequently in the Parish of Wrotham.
Fairseat Court Farm
The property became a residential dwelling in 1992 having previously been rural buildings in the farmyard of Platt House (Platt House Farm). For a period in the 1970s and 1980s, the buildings were used as an equine therapy farm by L. Betts Ltd. The Parish boundary runs just to the north and this property is consequently in the Parish of Wrotham.